News: conferences, events and seminars


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2019

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Sexual Abuse and Domestic Abuse in the Lives of Children and Young People, Leicester

Dispossession: The great social housing swindle followed by a panel discussion, London

European Sociological Association Conference: Europe and Beyond – boundaries, barriers and belonging, Manchester: call for contributions

CKOP Event: The ethical responsibilities of professionals in a climate of uncertainty – an unconference, London

Human-Forest Relations in England: Equity and inclusion in law, ecology and society, Tetbury: call for papers

Socio-Legal Studies in Germany and the UK: Theory and methods, Berlin: call for papers

Rich Law, Poor Law, London: registration now open and programme and abstracts now available

Impact and Law Reform Conference, London: save the date

Workshop on Security, Borders and International Development: Intersections, convergence and challenges, Warwick


2019


January

Dispossession: The great social housing swindle followed by a panel discussion, London

Date: 22 January 2019

Venue: Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Campus

Please see website for details.

Funding Justice or Fuelling Crime? The political economy of crime and justice in historical perspective - Leeds Historical Criminology seminar

Date: 25 January 2019

Venue: Maurice Keyworth Building, Business School, University of Leeds

Please see website for details.

Rich Law, Poor Law: call for papers

Date: 25 January 2019

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

This is an SLSA-sponsored one-day event. See webpage for details.

Excluded Voices and Suppressed Narratives: TLI Signature lecture

Date: 30 January 2019

Venue: Somerset House East Wing, King's College London

Speaker: Professor Emily Grabham, University of Kent

Title: The Sexual Contract is a Cosmic Gamble: Law, Fate, and World-Making in the Lives of Women in Precarious Work

Please see website for details. 

The Role of the Intelligent Machine and Technology in Organized Crime: An interdisciplinary research event

Date: 30 January 2019

Venue: Bristol Law School, University of the West of England, Bristol

Please see website for details.

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February

Film screening and discussion with director Brian Perkins: Golden Kingdom

Date: 4 February 2019

Venue: Wolfson College, Oxford

Please see flyer for details. This event is raising funds for Rohingya refugees.

Sir Richard Arnold: Annual Westminster Law School lecture

Date: 5 February 2019

Venue: Five Hall, Regent Street, London

Please see website for details.

‘Online Misogyny as a Hate Crime’ Book Launch, Edinburgh

Date: 5 February 2019

Venue: Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh

Evening reception to launch Online Misogyny as a Hate Crime: A Challenge for Legal Regulation by Dr Kim Barker (Stirling Law School) and Dr Olga Jurasz (Open University Law School). See website for details.

Excluded Voices and Suppressed Narratives: TLI Signature lecture

Date: 6 February 2019

Venue: Somerset House East Wing, King's College London 

Speaker: Professor Walter Kaelin

Title: ‘We don’t want to become refugees’: Displacement in the Context of Disasters and Climate Change

Please see website for details.

‘Online Misogyny as a Hate Crime’ Book Launch, Cardiff

Date: 12 February 2019

Venue: Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff Bay

Evening reception to launch Online Misogyny as a Hate Crime: A Challenge for Legal Regulation by Dr Kim Barker (Stirling Law School) and Dr Olga Jurasz (Open University Law School). See website for details.

Women's Legal Landmarks: In conversation – a series of talks exploring legal landmarks for women

Dates: 13 February, 13 March, 10 April, 15 May and 12 June 2019 – London

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Speakers at first event: Anne Morris and Sue Atkins

Please see attachment for full details.

Excluded Voices and Suppressed Narratives: TLI Signature lecture

Date: 14 February 2019

Venue: Council Room, King's Building, King's College London

Speaker: Professor Kathryn Sikkink

Please see website for details.

How to get a PhD in Law: Day Two on 'The PhD journey: supervision, research ethics and preparing yourself for upgrade and vivas'

Date: 28 February 2019

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

This day will cover: the PhD journey - the staging posts of your PhD and support for research students; handling the supervision relationship; preparing for the Ethics Committee; preparing for upgrade viva and the PhD viva; discussion panel of students who have nearly completed their PhD in law; the foreign, international and comparative research collections of IALS Library. Please see website for details.

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March

Sexual Abuse and Domestic Abuse in the Lives of Children and Young People

Date: 1 March 2019

Venue: Hugh Aston Building, De Montfort University, Leicester

Speakers: Zoe Lodrick, psychotherapist and trainer; Dr Melanie McCarry, University of Strathclyde; and Pat Branigan, NSPCC

Please see website for details.

OxonCourts 1st Judicial Studies Graduate Colloquium: call for papers

Date: 1 March 2019

Venue: Wolfson College, Oxford

Please see website for details. Closing date: 11 January 2019.

Professor Colin Mayer CBE: Centre for Business Law and Practice annual lecture

Date: 20 March 2019

Venue: Maurice Keyworth Building, Business School, University of Leeds

Please see website for details.

Annual Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities Graduate Student Workshop

Date: 21 March 2019

Venue: Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Please see attachment for details. 

The 'Acceptable' Cartel? Horizontal agreements under competition law and beyond: call for papers

Date: 22 March 2019

Venue: London School of Economics and Political Science

This is a workshop reflecting McEllistrim v Ballymacelligott Co-Operative Agricultural and Dairy Society Limited [1919] AC 548. Please see website for details. Closing date: 31 January 2019.

Annual Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities Annual Conference

Dates: 22–23 March 2019

Venue: Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Please see website for details. 

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April

Sustainable Taxation: Global challenges and legal solutions – call for papers

Dates: 8–9 April 2019

Venue: University College of Gävle, Sweden

Please see attachment for details. Closing date: 31 January 2019. Accepted participants will have the opportunity to publish their papers in a book edited by Neil H Buchanan and Yvette Lind, published by Edward Elgar Publishing.

Workshop on Security, Borders and International Development: Intersections, convergence and challenges

Dates: 25–26 April 2019 

Venue: University of Warwick

This event is supported by the SLSA Seminar Competition. Please see attachment for details.

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May

Laypersons in Law: call for papers

Dates: 9–10 May 2019

Venue: Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin, Germany

Organised by Humboldt University, Berlin, the University of Magdeburg. Please see website for details. Closing date: 15 January 2019.

How to get a PhD in Law: Day Three on 'Researching, disseminating and publishing in the digital world'

Date: 10 May 2019

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

This day will cover: the PhD in law in the digital world; legal writing; disseminating your legal research; getting your research published in journals; what books are law publishers looking to publish; publishing in Open Access online law journals; tips on keeping up to date with your research topic after completion. See website for details.

Human-Forest Relations in England: Equity and inclusion in law, ecology and society: call for papers

Dates: 13–15 May 2019

Venue: Great Oak Hall, Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury, Gloucestershire

Please see website for details of this workshop. Closing date for abstracts: 8 February 2019.

Law and Psychology Conference 2019: call for papers

Date: 15 May 2019

Venue: Nottingham Trent University

Please see attachment for details. Closing date: 15 February 2019.

Association for Law Property and Society Annual Meeting: call for papers

Date: 16–18 May 2019

Venue: Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York

Please see website for meeting details and call for papers. Closing date for submitting papers and panels: 20 February 2019.

20th International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law: call for papers

Dates: 23–25 May 2019

Venue: Instituto Jurídico da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Coimbra (UCILeR - University of Coimbra Institute for Legal Research), Coimbra, Portugal

Theme: The limits of law

Please see flyer for details. Closing date: 15 January 2019.

Law–Religion–Politics: call for papers

Dates: 26–27 April 2019

Venue: University of Wrocław, Poland

Please see attachment and Facebook page for details. Closing date: 22 March 2018.

Law and Society Association Annual Meeting 2019: Dignity

Dates: 30 May–2 June 2019

Venue: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Washington DC, USA

Please see website for details. 

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June

Canadian Law and Society Association/Association Canadienne Droit et Société Annual Meeting

Dates: 3–5 June 2019

Venue: The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Please see website for meeting details and call for papers. 

CKOP Event: The ethical responsibilities of professionals in a climate of uncertainty – an unconference

Date: 5 June 2018

Venue: Open University in London

This event is organised by the Centre for Knowledge in Organisations and Professions. Please see website for details.

Impact and Law Reform Conference

Date: 11 June 2019

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Please see webpage for details.

ASLI Conference: The rule of law and the role of law in Asia

Dates: 11–12 June 2019

Venue: Asian Law Institute, Faculty of Law, Bukit Timah Campus, National University of Singapore

Please see website for details. 

Corruption, Democracy and Human Rights: call for papers

Dates: 20–21 June 2019

Venue: European University Institute, Florence, Italy

This is a joint event organised by Portsmouth Law School and the European University Institute. Please see flyer for details. Closing date: 26 February 2019.

Labour Law Research Network LLRN4 Valparaíso: A global conversation on labour law

Dates: 23–25 June 2019

Venue: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile

Please see website and attachement for details of call. 

International Critical Management Studies Conference: 'Being open to Care, Being Open about Care: Working Motherhood under Neoliberalism’ stream – call for papers

Dates: 27–29 June 2019

Venue: The Open University, Milton Keynes

Please see website for details. Closing date: 13 January 2019.

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Third International Advocacy Conference: save the date

Date: 28 June 2019

Venue: Centre for Advocacy, Nottingham Law School

Theme: Advocacy and Vulnerable Witnesses: 20 Years on from the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999

Please see flyer for further details.

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July

Applied Legal Storytelling: call for proposals

Dates: 9–11 July 2019

Venue: University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA

Please see website for details. Closing date: 21 January 2019.

Tax Policy Conference 2019

Date: 9 July 2019

Venue: University of Cambridge

Topic: 'Tax justice and tax law'

Please see website for details. 

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 August

European Sociological Association Conference: Europe and Beyond – boundaries, barriers and belonging: call for contributions

Dates: 20–23 August 2019

Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University

The ISA Research Committee on the Sociology of Law Session: Democratic Deficit and Judicial Power in Europe Session – organised by Jacek Kurczewski and Mavis Maclean – invites contributions. Please see attachment and website for details.

September

UACES 49th Annual Conference: call for papers

Dates: 1–4 September 2019

Venue: Lisbon, Portugal

UACES is the academic association for contemporary European studies. See website for details. Closing date: 20 January 2019.

Television drama, law and national identity: call for papers

Date: 6 September 2019

Venue: University of Westminster, London

Please see attachment and website for details. Call closes: 1 February 2019.

Socio-Legal Studies in Germany and the UK: Theory and methods: call for papers

Dates: 23–24 September 2019

Venue: Humboldt University Berlin

Please see webpage for details. Closing date: 4 March 2019.

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2020


June

Genocide and Law: Communicating through visual arts and language: call for papers

Dates: 26–28 June 2020

Venue: Poznan, Poland

This is the 21st International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law and the 15th Conference on Legal Translation and Interpreting and Comparative Legilinguistics. Please see flyer for details. Closing date for abstracts: 28 February 2020.

W G Hart Legal Workshop 2020: Call for workshop proposals and the nomination of academic directors

Date: tbc

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

The W G Hart Legal Workshops are directed towards the advancement of legal education at the academic stage. The Institute invites applications to lead the 2020 Workshop and will particularly welcome proposals that continue the workshop’s long tradition of breaking new ground. For further information please see the website. Closing date for submission: 11 January 2019.

 

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